Thursday, December 23, 2010

For Jamie Brisick

Anyone who knows me well, understands the influence Raymond Pettibon has had on me over the years. Like most things in my life, I am sure I have Kyle Field to thank for this. All one must do is take a quick stroll through this blog, look at the walls of our house (show posters), our disheveled bookshelves or neatly tucked album covers in my collection for confirmation. So I had a mean streak of envy when I discovered my friend Jamie Wrestling Elephants...

November 7th, 2010

Of all my great achievements (trick-or-treating OJ Simpson’s house; five stitches to the chin after failed Evel Knievel-inspired launch over three Tonka trucks on Huffy BMXer; 7th place Meadow Oaks Summer School Hot Dog Eating Contest; tiles at Marina Dog Bowl; Tae Kwon Do yellow belt; stage dive Dead Kennedys Whiskey; cocaine seizure behind the wheel of powder blue ’66 Karmann Ghia; back-to-back pizza deliveries to John McEnroe and Charlie Sheen in ’86; premature ejaculation with Alexis from Heidi Fleiss’ stable ($800/hr, non-refundable); sushi with Madonna circa Like A Virgin; Mile High Club Pan Am Flt 104 JFK-DeGaulle; stalking, cornering, revelling in for maybe a year then killing perfectly good love, repeatedly; front row The Who reunion tour; on-time alimony payments seven months and counting; et al), this might be the sweetest:

Jamie sent me some reading material on this very subject a while back and I think it's time I dig in over the holidays. Would love to see this in person soon Jamie. Be Well...

A Process of Becoming

You can see pics of Nat & Katsuo's opening here.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

My Cup of Mornin' Joe...that's how I Roll

So much goodness coming from this mug it's radiating chromatic scribbles of love from Lennon.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Mind Dreamin'

An Exhibition of Nathaniel Russel & Katsuo Design. Opening this coming Friday, December 10th from 7pm until 10pm at POPgallery. As always, plenty to drink and good people to hang out with. Niki the DJ is back and we'll even have the Mandoline Grill Vietnamese Truck parked conveniently outside the door.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Gone Today, Back Next Week

Alia Penner and Christi Johnson are leaving the POPgallery today after an awesome month. We should have the images from the opening up here soon.

Next Friday, December 10th the amazing Katsuo Design and Nat Russel join us in the POPgallery. In the meantime, check out Nat's Crooked Arm. We'll get the show card circulating soon!

Monday, November 29, 2010

I Flew Away for a Few Days...

Hannah drew this little bird for Lennon, and it's keeping me company in London.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Rose Bowl Love...always hitting the ball outta the park!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Pencil On Paper Studio...Never Not Working. Literally.

Ryan sent me this tonight as I was, YES, working. So classic. It's by Eric Elms.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Rope Burn / Nautical Knots

I saw this on an ambitious project collapsing a couple weeks ago...there was a link to ebay and I actually won. Thanks a.a.p.c.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Easy Like Sunday Morning on a Friday Night...Tomorrow 7pm

The Great POPgallery creative carnival presents the Christi Johnson and Alia Penner Greatest Show on Earth. The Champion Male & Female Swimmers, Sensational High Divers, American Log-Rollers & others Exactly as seen while in the performance of their many thrilling feats in the Grand Water Carnival & Aquatic Entertainments. Come tomorrow night at 7pm to the World's Largest, Grandest, Best Amusement Institution.

The POPgallery 3505 Helms Ave. Culver City, Ca 90232

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Regardless of the Outcome...

I voted. As an active participant I now get to complain for the next two years. Who's gonna step up and bring a little color back into the canvas...

(Aloha Andy)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Nothing is Original

"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to."
-Jim Jarmusch

(Thanks Babe!)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

If only for a weekend...

This is what it would be like to live in Austin, Texas...

Took the whole family to Austin this weekend for my cousin's wedding. Third wedding in as many weekends. Good times, incredible weather...a great place! Most of you have known this for a long time. I am just catching up...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wooden Boxes...

I wish everything I traveled with and stored my stuff in had this sort of vibe. Check out the Hansen Family.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hangzhou Handicraft

I was in Hangzhou, China last week and the Handicraft (pronounced quickly with a poor Chinese accent) was never open. Or at least I was never there when it was open (4 times) the Handicraft I was inspired by was actually the very graphic and colorful hand-sprayed safety stencils on (and around) the building I was working in...

The Weekly Roundup...

trying to steer her straight, from FFFound.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Eight Years Strong and on and on...

If you're ever in Temecula...

We were there last weekend for the wedding of Hannah's cousin. The actual ceremony was just outside of this structure tucked back into Temecula Creek...